Ugo Foscolo (Foscolo Ugo)( Italian writer.)
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Biography Ugo Foscolo (Foscolo Ugo)
Born February 6, 1778 at o.Zakinf (Greece). Moved after the death of his father in Venice (1792), received a good literary education, imbued with liberal ideas, which are expressed in the tragedy Tiesto (Tieste, post. 1797), written in imitation of Alfieri.
During the Napoleonic wars most of the time spent in the army Foscolo. Then he tied a close relationship with the outstanding literary figures of the north of Italy, in t.ch. with Dzh.Parini (1729-1799) and V. Monti (1754-1828), and in spare time engaged in criticism and journalism. In 1815 in Milan Foscolo refused to swear allegiance to the restored Austrian administration and fled to Switzerland. In 1816 he moved to England. Foscolo died near London on Sept. 10, 1827.
The artistic heritage of Foscolo includes three of the tragedy, lyric poetry, satire, critical essays, political articles and translations from Greek, Latin and English. The glory they brought two works: epistolary novel last letters Jacopo Ortiz (Ultime lettere di Iacopo Ortis), launched in 1796 and published in final form in 1802, and the Tomb of the poem (I Sepolcri, 1807). Largely autobiographical novel experienced the influence of Martyrdom Young Werther by JW Goethe. In the poem Tomb Foscolo protests against Napoleon's order for the Unification of graves, and calls upon fellow citizens to honor the memory of ancestors. The poem is remarkable mix of classical and romantic literary tradition.